THE YEAR IN REVIEW:
2016â€“2017 INITIATIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
SCHOOL OF LAW BLOOMINGTON
1. Christiana Ochoa was appointed associate dean for research and faculty affairs. She was also named director of IU’s Global Gateway in Mexico City. 2. Aviva Orenstein was appointed associate dean for academic affairs, a revival of a previous position that focuses on clinics and curriculum. 3. Victor Quintanilla was appointed director of the Center for Law, Society, and Culture. 4. Fred Cate was elected to the Council on Foreign Relations, joining David Fidler, who is an adjunct senior fellow for cybersecurity at the CFR. 5. Rob Fischman, Dan Cole, and Bill Weeks were selected to participate in the $55 million IU Grand Challenge Initiative, “Prepared for Environmental Change.” Rob was recognized as Scholar of the Month by the University of North Carolina School of Law’s Center for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Economics. 6. Hannah Buxbaum was elected vice president of the American Society of International Law. She continues her work as academic director of IU’s Global Gateway in Europe, based in Berlin. 7. Jessica Eaglin was selected by Princeton University as a 2017–2018 Law and Public Affairs fellow, following Tim Lovelace, who returned to the faculty. 8. Deborah Widiss received the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family Feldman Award. 9. Teaching awards were presented to Ryan Scott (Wallace); Laura Daghe, Victor Quintanilla, and Steve Sanders (Trustees); and Sylvia Orenstein (Adjunct). 10. Pamela Foohey received the Gavel Award, and Don Gjerdingen delivered the annual last lecture. 11. Jay Krishnan was chosen as a fellow for the Academic Leadership Program sponsored by the Big Ten Academic Alliance. 12. David Gamage and Shana Wallace joined the faculty. Gamage teaches tax courses; Wallace teaches The Legal Profession and Antitrust. Wallace received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for her antitrust work. 13. Kevin Brown, Steve Sanders, and Inge Van der Cruysse received awards and recognition at the BLSA Barrister’s Ball. 14. Charles Geyh completed his prestigious Carnegie Fellowship and testified before the House Judiciary Committee on judicial ethics. 15. Linda Fariss retired, and her more than 40-year career and achievements were celebrated. Keith Buckley and Ashley Ahlbrand were named interim director and interim assistant director, respectively.
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Kim Bunge, Frank Burleigh, Lara Little, Catherine Matthews, and Beth Plew were recognized for their years of service to the Law School. Staff Merit Awards were presented to Sarah Benson, Jane Decker, Sheila Gerber, and Garron Quimby. New staff members joined the school: Alisa Rosales, Career Services; Elizabeth Adams, Center for Constitutional Democracy; Libby Steinbach, Faculty Secretary; Audrey Cyr, Center for IP Research; Allyson Gergely and Jessica Weisner, Alumni and Development. Will Schaad returned to the Law School in the Office of International Programs. Katy Hunt was saluted in Inside IU’s “Pride of Indiana” column for her service to the school. Volunteers from the Law School continued to keep Cottage Grove Avenue neat and clean under Jane Decker’s leadership as part of Bloomington’s Adopt-a- Road program. Students, faculty, and friends formed Team Fromm and participated in the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5K race.
MAJOR ACADEMIC EVENTS
SERIES AND ENDOWED LECTURES 1. Jerome Hall Lecture: Samuel Issacharoff (NYU), “The Emerging Rule of Reason in Voting Rights Law.” 2. George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professorship – Chair Lecture: Vicki Jackson (Harvard), “Congress’s Standing to Sue and the Role of Courts and Congress in US Constitutional Democracy.” 3. Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture: Tracey Meares (Yale), “The Future of Police Legitimacy and Police Reform.” 4. Stewart Lecture in Labor and Employment Law: Cynthia Estlund (NYU), “A New Deal for China’s Workers?” SEMINARS, SYMPOSIA AND COLLOQUIA 1. Indiana Law Journal and American Constitution Society held a symposium, “The Future of the US Constitution,” featuring 16 of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars from Harvard, Texas, and the Law School. Dawn Johnsen organized the event. 2. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies commemorated its 25th year with a symposium on “Globalization and Legal Studies: The Next 25 Years.” 3. Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality held a fall symposium, “Synergizing Efforts: The Role of Academia, Social Activism, Policy, Police Departments, and Legal Aid in Addressing Subjective Policing and Police Violence.” The spring symposium was on “Accessing Justice: The Interplay of Design Thinking, Legal Education, and Technology.” 5. IU Engaged Conversations series featured Hon. Lee Hamilton, Dean Lee Feinstein (SGIS), Hon. David Hamilton, Arthur Lopez, Kelley School of Business, Donna Nagy, and Dean Parrish (moderator) on “Financial Conflicts of Interest and Congressional Ethics.” 6. A Hot Topics discussion on “Voting and Power” took place at Baier Hall, with Steve Sanders, Lauren Robel, and Luis Fuentes-Rohwer. 7. The Law School hosted the Labor Law Group’s conference on the Restatement of Employment Law (3d). Ken Dau-Schmidt hosted the event. Other seminars, symposia, and colloquia included: 1. Remak Seminar on Dignity, Equality, and Social Justice 2. Big Ten Junior Scholars Conference 3. IP Colloquium and Practitioner-in-Residence Series 4. Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium 5. Tax Policy Colloquium 6. Center for Constitutional Democracy Symposium VISITING LECTURERS AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Nearly 200 speakers and guests visited the school in 2016–2017. 1. Twenty-five members of the Mandela Washington Leadership for Young African Leaders program spent a day with Law School faculty as guests of the CCD, Kevin Brown, Lesley Davis, and Catherine Matthews. 2. Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Tax Court held oral arguments. 3. CIPR hosted Oxford–IU IP Dialogue conference on IP research topics. 4. IU hosted Hon. Michael Kirby, former Australian Supreme Court justice and UN adviser, and awarded an honorary degree to Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Linda Greenhouse. 5. Pamela S. Karlan (Stanford), Constitution Day lecturer, spoke on “The Hydraulic Election of 2016: The New Voter Denial, Political Parties, the Rise of Donald Trump, and the Courts.” 6. Josh Blackman (Harlan Institute) spoke on “Why the Text Matters: Originalism.”
CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS
1. US News ranked our tax program 23rd; environmental and international programs 25th; IP program 27th. Overall rank was 30th. 2. The LLM program received an A+ rating from The International Jurist in all four rating categories, one of only two in the US to achieve this distinction. 3. Prelaw magazine gave the school an A in Intellectual Property and A-minus in Environmental Law. 4. The JD/MBA program was ranked #23 in North America (#17 in US) by EdUniversal. 5. Wintersession had its second successful year, with nine intensive one-unit courses at no additional cost to students. 6. Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design — the school’s fifth journal — was launched. 7. Google Metrics ranked the Indiana Law Journal 18th in the US for scholarly impact and the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 16th for scholarly impact in international law. 8. The Patent and Trademark Office granted the IP Clinic its first two patents. The Center for IP Research started a club for Purdue engineering students. 9. Three separate tracks were added to the Legal Profession course, contributing to the highest course evaluations since its implementation in 2009. 10. In collaboration with the Kelley School of Business and the School of Informatics and Computing, the Law School began participating in a new master’s in cybersecurity risk management. 11. New global fellowship programs were launched, with guaranteed externships in private firms, NGOs, or nonprofits in China, India, and Latin America. 12. A record 23 Stewart Fellows were appointed; Cambodia was added to the list of participating countries. 13. Free will-preparation services were made available to IU employees in collaboration with the Office of General Counsel. 14. New international partnerships were formed with Peking University Law School (Beijing), Università Bocconi (Milan), and Leiden University (the Netherlands). A scholarship partnership for Mexican LLM students was established with FUNED (La Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, la Tecnología, y la Ciencia). 15. The school reached a five-year high on the national Law School Survey of Student Engagement, with 95% of 1L students rating their experience excellent or good (significantly above national averages),
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Partnership programs were expanded beyond undergraduate schools to include US Army JAG Corps, Chapman & Cutler, Middleton Reutlinger, Lumina Foundation, and Southern Poverty Law Center. Gabe Goodwin spent the spring and summer recruiting future international students in China, Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, and Thailand. New recruiting brochures in the language of each market were prepared. New outreach efforts led to a 16% increase in JD applications. The school hosted the Fifth Annual Hoosier Hoedown, a midwest mock trial competition for undergraduates from around the country. 3
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS (A SAMPLING)
1. The school’s BLSA chapter was named Midwest Region Chapter of the Year for the fifth year in a row. 2. For the first time, the editors-in-chief of the ILJ, IJLSE, and IJGLS and the chief justice of Moot Court were all persons of color. 3. At commencement, Kai-Chih Chang spoke for the graduate students, Elaena Harris delivered the JD student remarks, and Star Martinez sang the Alma Mater. The faculty speaker tradition was revived, with the honor going to Charlie Geyh. Hon. Loretta Rush, Chief Justice of Indiana, was the keynote speaker. 4. Francesca Hoffmann was recognized for her outstanding contribution to JD student life. Chen Chen received the award for her outstanding contribution to graduate student life. 5. MoonSoon Park (SJD) and Barbara Andraka-Christou (PhD) received outstanding dissertation awards, and Phutchaya Numngern was cited for outstanding academic achievement. 6. Benjamin Shoptaw and Alex Spindler won the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition; Austin Andreas and Stephanie Goldkopf were finalists. Nearly 75% of the 2L class participated. 7. Sunrita Sen, George Cressy, and James Abney advanced to the national championship of the LawMeets Transactional Drafting Competition. 8. Sarah Goodman, Sarah Rounsifer, Trevor Jenkins, and Evan Glass placed as semifinalists in the Center for IP Research IP LawMeets team regional competition. 9. Brad Schlotter and Alyson St. Pierre advanced to the quarterfinals at the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition in Chicago. 10. Marie Forney won first place in the ABA Antitrust 2017 Writing Competition. 11. Adam Farr was the 2017 Trial Competition champion; Rachel Laurel, Tyler Salway, and Connor Richards were finalists. 12. Jacy Rush was selected as distinguished law student for the 2017 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar. 13. Sarah Goodman was appointed patent division liaison for the Law Student Action Group of the ABA Section on IP Law. 14. Priya Purohit was named a Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholar. 15. Paul Newendyke received the Ogletree Deakins scholarship and Fellowship in Employment Law. 16. Kyle Castillo performed 258.8 hours of pro bono service in 2015-16; 2L Adam Farr performed 406; and 2L Samantha Paul performed 829.5 over the summer. Jessica Ans received the Class of 2016 Lifetime Pro Bono Award for her 1,445 of volunteer service. 17. Shea Smock debuted a podcast, “Law School Revealed,” which describes law school life from the point of view of a non-traditional student. 18. Kelly Kang was awarded a 2017–2018 Ostrom Fellowship. 19. A record 81% of the class participated in the 3L pledge campaign, raising $17,741 for the Fund for Excellence.
ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT
ALUMNI RELATIONS 1. Alumni receptions were held in 30 cities, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas,
Denver, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Louisville, Los Angeles,
Mexico City, Miami, Naples, Philadelphia, Portland, Ore., New York, St. Louis,
San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
2. Rodolfo Chapa, Julia Lamber, Larry Mackey, Hon. Loretta Rush, and
Carl Ver Beek were inducted into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.
3. Scott Bassett, Hon. Joe Hogsett, and Randy Lebedoff were honored with
the Distinguished Service Award.
4. For the first time, thirteen alumni were sworn in during a group ceremony at
the US Supreme Court.
5. The Young Alumni Steering Committee grew to 28 members in 18 cities. 6. The Dean’s Global Advisory Board was established, with 17 members from 11
countries. The first meeting will take place in Bloomington in August 2017.
7. Alumni were invited to assist with hooding of their family members at
commencement again this year.
A SAMPLING OF ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENTS: •
Nate Adler was named to the Governing Council of the new ABA Center for
Lowell E. Baier’s book, Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act:
Environmental Litigation and the Crippling Battle over America’s Lands,
Endangered Species, and Critical Habitats, won the 2017 Indie Award for best
book in the science/nature/environment category and won third place overall
Tom Barnard was elected president of the Indianapolis Bar Association.
Phil Bayt was named to the 2016 Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame.
Lauren Boeckman received the 2017 Pro Bono Award for the 4th Circuit.
Michele Bryant and Rob Thornburg were elected president and president-
elect of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.
Greg Castanias, Jeff Kennedy, and David Evans were inducted into the IU
Mario Castillo was recognized as a 40 under 40 lawyer in Houston.
• The Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law Award recognized Colin Connor,
Julie Conrad, Jeffrey Dible, Buddy Downs, Brian Weir-Harden, and
Julie Conrad was appointed vice president and chief counsel of Eskenazi
ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT
Debra Danner was named executive director and chair of the Los Angeles
Minor League Baseball named David G. Elmore the 2016 King of Baseball
for his work in promoting minor league sports.
• Anne Fischesser was named one of Michiana’s 40 under 40. • Hon. Chris Goff was appointed as the 110th Indiana Supreme Court Justice,
the first time since 1951 the school has had three alumni on the court, and
Hon. Geoff Slaughter’s investiture as the 109th Justice was held. •
Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Harry Gonso to the IU Board of Trustees.
Matt Gutwein was inducted into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.
Marilyn Hanzal was appointed vice president and deputy general counsel
of the lllinois Health and Hospital Association.
Laurel Judkins, Anna Obergfell Kirkman, and Steve Reynolds were
named to Indianapolis Business Journal’s list of 40 under 40.
Bruce Liao argued a landmark case before the Taiwan Constitutional Court.
Lauren Robel received the Shirley’s Legacy Award from Barnes &
Thornburg, which honors trailblazing women lawyers in Indiana.
Rafael Sanchez was elected president and CEO of Indianapolis Power and
Randy Seger and his family were recognized with the IU Foundation’s
Family Legacy Award.
Elizabeth Shuster served as a member of Indiana’s ChIPs planning
Frank Sullivan was honored with a 2017 American Inns of Court
Professionalism Award for the 7th Circuit.
Kellye Testy, former dean of University of Washington Law School and
president of the AALS, was named president of LSAC.
Richard Thrapp was named a Sagamore of the Wabash.
Jason Torres was recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association as a
top lawyer under 40 nationally.
The national LGBT bar named Mario Treto, Jr. one of the best 40 under 40
Brian Williams received the President’s Award from the IU Alumni
Richard Young received the Evansville Bar Association’s James
Bethel Gresham Award and the Indiana State Bar Association’s
Silver Gavel Award.
ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT
DEVELOPMENT 1. $41.6 million has been raised for the bicentennial campaign, 69% of
$60 million goal. More than $1 million of the gifts and pledges have come from
faculty and staff.
2. $1.2 million was raised for the Fund for Excellence; $3.2 raised overall. 3. Milt and Judi Stewart made a $7.7 million planned gift to the school, and the
Center on the Global Legal Profession was named in their honor. They followed
this with a surprise $233,000 additional gift on IU Day.
4. Stephen F. Burns made a $1 million gift to the school to establish a
professorship, which will be held by Bill Henderson.
5. Professors Krishnan, Madeira, and Quintanilla, among others, secured
significant grants to support program activities.
6. Sidney Eskenazi and his wife, Lois, donated $15 million to the IU Art Museum,
which was named in their honor.
7. The George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professorship – Chair funds were
converted to a chaired professorship to be held by Rob Fischman.
8. Joe and Mary Hoffmann endowed a fund to establish the Craig M. Bradley
Criminal Law and Procedure Fund, which will support the ongoing comparative
study of criminal law and procedure through the Bradley-Wolter Colloquium.
9. The development staff held 16 firm visits, sent 302 milestone letters, and
had more than 2,200 stewardship interactions (acknowledgments,
birthday cards, and holiday greetings).
1. Class of 2016 first-time Indiana bar passage rate was highest of all Indiana
schools (89% vs. 61%). Bar passage rates in Illinois and Ohio were 91% and
100%. 2. Twenty-six percent of the Class of 2016 graduated with no student loan debt,
and more than 90% received substantial scholarship assistance.
3. Alumni mentoring and mock interviewing programs were reactivated; more
than 250 alumni signed up.
4. Key employment number for 2014 graduates increased to 82.2%. 5. Faculty members met each semester to review résumés and employment
strategies for unemployed graduating students and recent graduates.
6. Outreach to law firms increased, including Chicago walk-arounds,
on-campus interviewing, and résumé collects.
7. The Career Services Office conducted meetings at 17 law firms and hosted a
new jobs expo, which nearly 100 students attended.
STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
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BOLSTER STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND SUCCESS Pre-law advisor outreach Pipeline and partner programs Back Home Again program; frozen tuition; public service funding; high marks for Financial Aid Office Academic support and bar prep enhanced Young Alumni Steering Committee expanded New website; new technology classrooms
B. STRENGTHEN ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 1. Tremendous new faculty hires 2. Wintersession; revamped Legal Profession course 3. Learning outcomes 4. New IP clinic; restarted nonprofit clinic 5. Expanded 1L writing program; Dean’s Writing Fellows 6. Open classrooms; Faculty Development Committee 7. Catalogue of potential award sources for faculty C. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
EMBRACE GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT Partner schools added New director of graduate legal studies in place; recruiting events held at Gateways, LLM fairs Started a new Global Advisory Board Stewart Fellows expanded to new markets Recruiting materials developed for each targeted country
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BROADEN THE REACH OF LEGAL EDUCATION Six LLM tracks created and marketed MS in cybersecurity and certificate programs created New programs with undergraduate schools (SGIS, SPEA, Hutton, Wells)
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EMPLOY CENTER-DRIVEN GROWTH Centers working on strategic plans; activities expanded Development officers assigned to centers Former Poynter Center building acquired for CCD, CLSC, seminar rooms
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DEEPEN OUR CAMPUS COLLABORATIONS New scholarship programs with IU schools and departments Joint appointments increased Grant-writing capabilities enhanced
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BUILD OUR COMMUNITY Staff merit awards and recognition revamped Semi-annual staff meetings, informal sessions Dean’s Advisory Council Physical plant upgrades; digital signs
H. DIVERSIFY AND STRENGTHEN OUTSIDE FUNDING 1. New development staff (executive director and two directors) 2. Alumni advisory boards expanded 3. New budgeting process implemented 8
SCHOOL OF LAW BLOOMINGTON 7.17
Summary of achievements of faculty, staff, and alumni